My Asian heritage spans not just a Chinese mother and a Korean father, but also a Japanese birthplace. Before I moved to the states, I spoke only in Japanese and loved traditional Japanese foods like natto. Though I have largely forgotten the language, I still very much love the culture and try to stay connected to it. I eat copious amounts of sushi, udon, and seafood, and frequently rock a peace sign in my pictures. I flew into the Kansai airport yesterday, and after a long restful sleep, explored some of Osaka's larger shopping districts. Shinsaibashi is one of Osaka's most frequented areas, with a 600+ meter stretch of both Japanese and foreign stores. We spent a few hours there, exploring shops with prices ranging from Forever 21 cheap to Louis Vuitton luxurious.